Mobile Matters

The Customer's In-Store Experience is the New Currency

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are dueling schools of thought about what the full extent of the Amazon Effect will be on brick-and-mortar retail. One Forbes writer concludes that the Amazon Effect is shutting down shops and shrinking retail real estate. Looking at the numbers of store closures, it’s hard to pretend that in-store retail isn't facing some challenges.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Mobile Computing: Risks and Benefits

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Smartphone and tablet usage is on an ever-increasing high, and there is no stopping it. According to the 2015 Mobility Report published by Ericsson, there are now 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide, and a projection of 6.1 billion users by 2020. Tablet users, according to eMarketer, will reach 1.43 billion by 2018. With these figures, it is not surprising how these consumer devices have made their way into the workplace, prompting companies to adopt BYOD policies and implementing mobile computing solutions. While many businesses have embraced mobile computing as part of their daily operations, there are still some organizations that are hesitant to consider mobile computing.  

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Topics: mobile computing

6 Ways Mobile Computing Increases Efficiency

Posted by Stan Jaworski on Jun 22, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Technology has dramatically changed the landscape of business. Organizations that once depended on computers and wired technology are now shifting to wireless technologies that allow for greater freedom and mobility. Why not? The world is going mobile and businesses, whether big or small, can gain many benefits from using mobile computing technology.

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Topics: mobile computing

Using RFID to Manage Assets

Posted by Greg Henry on Jun 21, 2017 9:12:00 AM

One of the most challenging aspects of running a large business is the efficient tracking of assets and the real-time reporting of their location. Without a reliable automated asset management system in place, an organization is in danger of experiencing asset loss, not to mention increased labor and expenditure.

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Topics: RFID asset tracking, asset management, RFID

What is the Right Mobile Device for Your Business?

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The BYOD trend has swept the enterprise off its feet at such a grand scale that organizations cannot but succumb to its influence. If your business is just starting to adapt to this change, or you are seeking to improve your processes by providing your workforce new mobile equipment, then you might be in a dilemma about which mobile devices to choose. Narrow down your choices by looking at the following considerations in choosing a device.      

 

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Topics: mobile device

Why You Need Asset Tracking for Your Business

Posted by Ryan Foust on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Does your business have an asset tracking system in place? If not, then you are probably familiar with the following problems:

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Topics: asset tracking

How to Improve Your Inventory Management

Posted by Stan Jaworski on Jun 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you are a business owner, you are probably very familiar with the dilemma of keeping your inventory balanced. If you have too little, then you risk losing sales and revenue because you do not have enough goods in stock; too much and you would need more space to keep them, more manpower to handle and distribute them and more money to transport them, not to mention the greater risk of losing money because the inventory might be offsetting your cash flow.
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Topics: inventory management

How Targeted Offers Can Increase Your Store's ROI

Posted by Ryan Foust on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard that targeted offers can make a significant impact on a store’s ROI.

But how do targeted offers work? What offers should you make? Who do you make those offers to?

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

How to Manage Inventory Distortion Effectively with the Cloud

Posted by Greg Henry on Jun 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

According to the IHL Group’s research, inventory distortion costs retailers $1.1 billion globally. North American retailers lose $252.3 billion annually due to inventory distortion. The majority (56%) of inventory distortion comes from out-of-stock scenarios, while the rest result from overstocks.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

The 6 Critical Factors for Choosing a Rugged Mobile Printer for Your Field Workers

Posted by Ryan Foust on Jun 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Now that mobile devices have trained everyone to expect constant communication and information access, the next logical step is to demand mobile printing. Like its mobile device predecessors, field workers equipped with mobile printers can be more productive and provide better customer service.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

6 Basics of Managing Your Mobile Workforce

Posted by Greg Henry on Jun 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Almost everyone has gone mobile – including your business. No, you have not really got around to leasing the office building, donating your cubicles to a worthy charity or having a garage sale to get rid of the fax and copy machine, but you may be on your way to doing that.  

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Topics: mobile workflows, mobile wokforce

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